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Legislation

(EC) No 1223/2009 (Cosmetics Regulation)
⇨ Cosmetics Regulation.

(EU) 2015/1298
⇨ COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) 2015/1298 of 28 July 2015 amending Annexes II and VI to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic products.

2013/674/EU
⇨ Guidelines on Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic products (Guidelines on the Cosmetic Products Safety Report).

(EU) No 655/2013
⇨ Common criteria for the justification of claims used in relation to cosmetic products.

(EU) No 1004.2014
⇨ Amending Annex V to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic products (Parabens).

(EU) No 1003.2014
⇨ Amending Annex V to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic products (MCI-MI).

 (EU) No 866.2014
⇨ Corrigendum to Commission Regulation (EU) No 866.2014 amending Annexes III, V and VI to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and the Council on cosmetic products (alkyl (C16, C18, C22) trimethylammonium chloride, citric acid (and) silver citrate, ETH-50 (nano)).

(EU) No 358/2014
⇨ Amending annexes II and V to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic products (parabens & triclosan).

(EU) No 1197/2013
⇨ Amending Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic products (hair and eyelash dyes).

(EU) No 658/2013
⇨ Amending Annexes II and III to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic products (hair dye products).

(EU) No 658/2013
⇨ Amending Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic products (Polidocanol).

(EU) No 344/2013
⇨ Amending Annexes II, III, V and VI to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic products.

OTHER DOCUMENTS

Animal Testing
⇨ Documents related to animal testing in the field of cosmetics.

Alternative methods for cosmetics testing
⇨ Public consultation on alternative methods for cosmetics testing.

OTHER APPLICABLE EU LEGISLATIONS

Chemicals website
⇨ Chemicals website of the European Commission including information on restrictions on the marketing and use of certain dangerous substances and preparations.

Climate website
⇨ Climate website of the European Commission regarding ozone-depleting substances contained in aerosol products.

Pressure and Gas website
⇨ Pressure and Gas website of the European Commission relating to aerosol dispensers.

Legal metrology and pre-packaging website
⇨ Legal metrology and pre-packaging website of the European Commission with information on nominal quantities and nominal capacities permitted for certain prepackaged products.

Environment website
⇨ Environment website of the European Commission on packaging and packaging waste.

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